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Advocacy is where someone helps you to get your views and opinions heard. They can support you to access services if you are unable to do so by yourself.

Autism is a life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with¬† autism or a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

This section gives you information on what to do before you go into hospital, which will hopefully help to prepare you for your visit.

Getting to hospital can be a worry for some people. This section gives details on how you can travel to and from the hospitals in Newcastle.

If you need some support at home with personal care such as bathing, dressing and making meals, there are organisations that may be able to help you.

The healthcare provided by our National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is important to all of us. This page is about how to access a GP (or doctor’s) surgery, to make sure you get the healthcare you need.

There are a range of organisations that provide interpreting and translation services in Newcastle

A learning disability is a life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

Find out more about your body, protection, screening, check ups, relationships and services available.

Social Prescribing is where you are prescribed activity or exercise to improve your physical and mental health. It may be used in place of medication or alongside treatment.

If you are seeking asylum in Newcastle there are a number of local services who can help with support and advice.

The NHS provides a free telephone helpline, symptom checker and website for non life threatening health and medical advice.

Urgent Treatment centres are for patients who want fast and convenient access to healthcare advice, information and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries.